Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors heading to Las Vegas!


WARRINGTON Wolves and Wigan Warriors will make history in March next year when they compete in a Betfred Super League fixture in Las Vegas.

The old rivals who previously took a game on the road to Milwaukee in 1989, will break new ground, becoming the first ever Super League fixture to be played in the United States, at the 65,000 capacity Allegiant Stadium, Nevada, home of the NFL side Las Vegas Raiders.

The game will kick-off a huge day of Rugby League in the states on Saturday 1 March 2025 at 1.30pm local time (9.30pm UK) and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports.

The game will form part of the NRLs Las Vegas extravaganza following on from last year’s successful inaugural event which drew in a crowd of over 40,000.
NRL sides Penrith Panthers, New Zealand Warriors, Canberra Raiders and Cronulla Sharks will join Warrington and Wigan stateside. England and Australia Women will also feature in a Test match between the two nations.

The Wire and the Warriors have played previous in the US in a friendly in 1989 at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, which Wigan won 12-5. It will be the first time the club have played a competitive fixture outside of Europe since August 1997 when Warrington faced Auckland Warriors in an expanded World Club Championship.

Tickets will go on sale to members on Tuesday 23 July with further information to follow on travel packages. Fans can purchase ticket and accommodation packages in advance of this date with Australian travel company TripADeal.
Warrington Wolves Chief Executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “First of all credit must go to Kris Radlinski, Mike Danson and the Board at Wigan for driving this project. When approached about this opportunity we were onboard from the outset. This initiative is fully aligned with our Club’s positioning and ambitions.
“Playing in one of the world’s best entertainment destinations at a stunning venue is going to be an exciting and memorable experience for our supporters, players and partners. It will also put Super League on the map in a sports market full of opportunity.
“The Vegas games earlier this year really captured the imagination and showed the Rugby League world what can be achieved by thinking and aiming big – next year it is going to be even bigger and to be part of this concept is going to be really special.”

Wigan Warriors Chief Executive Kris Radlinski commented: “I think many of us in the UK watched the games in Las Vegas earlier in the year and wished they could be a part of it, either playing or supporting. I spoke to my board about the possibility and there was a unanimous desire to be part of the occasion. I wrote to Peter V’landys and explained that we were an ambitious club and to kindly consider us for future events. Peter responded positively and put me in contact with his NRL executive team and for the last few months, we have been working through ways to make this happen.
“Through my long lasting relationships with Simon Moran and Karl Fitzpatrick at Warrington, I knew that they had similar ambitions and when I spoke to them about it, they jumped at the chance to take part.”
The fixture will be classed as a regular round Super League Wigan Warriors home game.


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